5 from 2 votes
Mac O'Lantern Salad
Mac O’Lantern Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
These adorable Mac O’Lantern Salads are perfect for Halloween. I “carved” orange bell peppers and stuffed them with creamy delicious macaroni salad.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 349 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 2 cups dry elbow macaroni cooked according to package directions
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 small sweet pickles or gherkins shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped pimiento
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons sweet pickle or gherkin juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Orange bell peppers
  1. Combine mayonnaise, celery, green bell pepper, gherkins, pimiento, eggs, vinegar, gherkin juice, dry mustard, salt, sugar, and pepper to make the dressing. Add the dressing to the macaroni. Toss to combine. Refrigerate.

  2. Cut eyes and mouth in orange bell pepper with small paring knife. Slice off the top, and level the bottom.
  3. Stuff the orange peppers with the macaroni salad. Replace the top. Serve.
  4. Yield: 6 servings of macaroni salad
Nutrition Facts
Mac O’Lantern Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 312mg 13%
Potassium 131mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 6.4%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.